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Agama River Campsite

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- Remote desert location
- Near Namib-Naukluft National Park
- Choose from chalets or tents
- Optional sleep-outs under the stars

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Sandwiched between the vast Namib-Naukluft National Park and the picturesque Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park is Agama River Camp. This simple and remote desert campsite is located off the C19, about 30km away from the village of Solitaire. Named after the brightly coloured agama lizards, a group of some 30 different species which inhabit desert regions across Africa, the camp is a superb base for discovering some of Namibia’s most spectacular natural attractions, offering rustic but pristine accommodation choices, a swimming pool, a restaurant and complete immersion in nature.

There are two accommodation options to choose from, namely river camp chalets or tents. All of the chalets are located on the upper banks of a river course and are fairly well spaced apart. Each chalet has two beds, with an outdoor viewing deck that doubles up as an outdoor bedroom for sleeping out under the stars. The chalets are air conditioned and come with a desk fan, indoor and outdoor seating areas and an en-suite bathroom with separate toilet. The tents are grouped together in several campsites along the river course’s lower banks. Each campsite has a large acacia tree providing shade, as well as a wooden barrier which acts as a wind shield. There’s also a washing facility, a freestanding water tap, a barbecue area and an energy-saving light. Those who opt for tented accommodation can make use of the communal facilities that include plenty of showers, wash basins and toilets. Children of all ages are welcome.

The swimming pool and sunset viewing deck are in a lovely setting, and there’s a restaurant with a fully licensed bar. Bookings can be tailored to preference – namely chalet with breakfast, chalet with breakfast and dinner, or campsite self-catering. Extra meals can be requested, although these must be booked at least ten days in advance.

There is a great deal to explore in the area. The Namib-Naukluft National Park is the largest game park on the continent and the fourth largest in the world. It covers part of the beautiful Namib Desert, which is considered to be the oldest desert on the planet, and features vast, open spaces as well as mountain ranges. The dunes here can tower as high as four hundred metres. One of the main attractions to be found within the park is Sossusvlei - a large white clay pan surrounded by dramatic red dunes that are among the highest in the world. There are also plenty of trails in the vicinity, including self-guided walks to the foothills of the nearby mountains.

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